John O’Leary shares how childlike wonder can make the impossible, possible and why that’s important during the 2020 election season.
“What if when you saw the impossible, you had the beautiful, limitless naïveté to seek a different way?”
We’re just over a week away from the American Presidential Election of 2020. One that just might be the most impactful in our country’s history to date… and one that is certainly drumming up anxiety for most regardless what side of the aisle they sit on.
Numbers of new COVID cases skyrocketing around the United States and many places in the world.
We continue to see unprecedented environmental concerns…
For many of us that feels like it. The whole story. What I get to remind us of today is the bigger picture; the truth and the perspective that we each have, within our own unique circumstance in this moment, a much different story to tell.
My friends, this seems like the perfect moment to tap back into your childlike wonder. Doing so will help you not only rediscover inspiration, meaning and joy within your life but just maybe help us find new, innovative solutions as individuals, neighbors, friends and as a country.
This excerpt from #1 National Bestselling book IN AWE might be the solution we all need to manage pandemic fatigue and 2020 United States Presidential Election anxiety.
I selected this excerpt from my recent #1 National bestselling book IN AWE to share with you today to remind you of the gift you have available within you: right. now.
IN AWE: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning, and Joy
…Children don’t have a problem admitting what they don’t know. It’s when we become experts, when we think we know the answers, that we are at greatest risk of not only losing sight of all we don’t know, but also of all that could still be.
What if, as Muhammad Ali said, the term “impossible” is just a word thrown around by people who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given, rather than to explore the power they have to change it?
It was impossible for a kid to survive burns on 100 percent of his body.
It was impossible to launch a space capsule to the moon. It was impossible to run a four-minute mile.
…Until all of these things were made possible.
In fact, everything that is possible today was once considered impossible. Everything.
As you read this, what feels impossible in your life? What relationship seems too far gone, professional hurdle feels too high, social wrongs look impossible to right, or personal dreams appear simply too outlandish to achieve?
How might inviting wonder back into your life allow you to discover just how far you could go?
What if you started now?
So, my friends, a week before the election, in the midst of a pandemic, with recessionary winds blowing, and personal challenges mounting, so many of us are beginning to feel we’re trapped in an impossible situation.
It is more important than ever to remember that impossible is just a word thrown around by people who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given, rather than to explore the power they have to change it.
Use this season to be reminded of the limitless possibility within your life.
It will change the world. Starting with your own.
This is your day. Live Inspired.